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The German Tanks of World War 1 – How Proto-Dieselpunk!

Posted By on 7. Februar 2015

Let’s face it, the British tanks of the Western Front sure dominate the mental landscape when one thinks of an iconic fighting machine of The Great War.
But Great Britain was of course not the only nation to field tanks. Once their utility became apparent, Germany quickly caught up, and so did France.
The first operational German tanks, of the type Sturmpanzerwagen A7V, where a far cry from what Germany would produce 25 years later and I think they are almost comical, take a look:

Not nearly as Iconic as the British Mark V but very proto-Dieselpunk!


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